The St. Augustine Episcopal Mission High School in Kakata, Margibi County has outlined several achievements and challenges at the institution. Speaking to reporters recently during the school’s anniversary, its Principal Mr. Abe Kortu Kerkular, said the main challenge is lack funding, adding that the school relies on tuition and fees collected from students and parents.
Mr. Kerkular said the school benefits no subsidy from government though it is immensely contributing to the education of Liberian youths. Outlining some achievements under his administration, he said the school participated in the Kakata All-Star Football Tournament and won the championship as well as a singing and dancing competition, including the Liberia Media Development Initiative or LMDI’s school quizzing tournament in Kakata.
Principal Kerkular added that St. Augustine Episcopal Mission High School qualified from the quizzing tournament and represented Margibi County at the national level. He disclosed that a daycare center is being constructed on campus, but US$40,000 is needed to complete the project.
According to him, the school has put out over 4,000 graduates who are presently contributing meaningfully to the society. He said St. Augustine graduates are employed with government and NGOs, while others are abroad making marks.
According Mr. Kerkular, the school never had fence prior to his ascendency as Principal, but he has fenced the entire campus. By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. from Margibi